I did read the last book in the series hoping that the story would improve but I was disappointed.
The first book had an interesting story line and a good twist but I felt like the second (and third) lacked imagination and even became boring at times. It seems like E.L. James ran out of ideas and instead wrote something akin to a Mills & Boon novel.
Her pronunciation of particular words left a lot to be desired and her attempt at male voices was sometimes horrifying.
No, I think it would be mediocre compared to a movie version of the first book.
Read the first book and skip the rest.
I really enjoyed Blackout and definitely rank it in the top 5 audiobooks I have listened to so far.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book because I am not the biggest fan of science fiction novels. Although this book uses time travel, it does so in a way which enhances the story line and you see the war from the viewpoint of someone from a generation much like our own.
This book brings the civilians of the 1940's to life and makes you feel like you are walking the burning streets of London with them. It helps you imagine what it must have been like to have to survive on rations, live in bomb shelters and be grateful that they have just found penicillin!
The battle of Dunkirk was one of my highlights. I had no idea how involved the civilian population was in the evacuation.
Katherine Kellgren is a wonderful narrator and I think the various British (& American) characters she manages to bring to life with her wonderful accents added a wonderful dimension to the story.
This book has made me want to read up on WWII and I must admit that I have been telling everyone I meet about all the interesting details which Connie Willis has managed to dig up (after many many hours of research I'm sure!).
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